Treatment of left anterior descending coronary artery disease with sirolimus-eluting stents.

@article{Sawhney2004TreatmentOL,
  title={Treatment of left anterior descending coronary artery disease with sirolimus-eluting stents.},
  author={Neil S Sawhney and Jeffrey W. Moses and Martin B. Leon and Richard E. Kuntz and Jeffrey J. Popma and William B. Bachinsky and Theodore Bass and Samuel J DeMaio and Edward B. Fry and David R. Holmes and Paul S. Teirstein},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={110 4},
  pages={374-9}
}
BACKGROUND Revascularization strategies often hinge on the presence and degree of left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) stenosis. A decision for bypass surgery is often based on the durability of surgical LAD revascularization compared with percutaneous approaches. By decreasing restenosis, drug-eluting stents may have reduced the "reintervention gap" between surgery and percutaneous intervention, making the percutaneous route preferable. METHODS AND RESULTS Of the 1101 patients in… CONTINUE READING

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